Cops carry out op targeting foreign driver flouting traffic rules at wholesale market

SERDANG: A special operation targeting foreign motorists who flout the law was held at the Selangor wholesale market in Seri Kembangan early Saturday (Jan 23) morning.

Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Razali Abu Samah said the operation, codenamed "Ops Khas Perdagangan", was conducted by the Serdang Traffic Investigation and Enforcement division along with personnel from Serdang police station from 4am till 8am on Saturday.

"We are conducting the roadblock near the entrance of the wholesale market during this first phase.

"Our focus is to detect the entry of commercial vehicles driven by foreigners who do not have proper documents," he said when contacted on Saturday.

Based on information gathered, a number of foreigners are driving commercial or private vehicles either to purchase or sell goods at the wholesale market, he added.

"We detected four vehicles driven by foreigners from Myanmar and Indonesia.

"They did not have driving licences thus we issued summonses and seized the vehicles," he said.

ACP Razali said the individuals gave various excuses including being ordered by their employers to transport the goods to the wholesale market.

"We will not compromise against any foreigners who have broken the law," he added.

A total of 72 individuals and 64 vehicles were inspected during the operation, ACP Razali said.

"We issued a total of 10 summonses for various offences, including not having driving licence, fancy number plate, overloading and not having commercial vehicle licences," he said.

A check by The Star revealed that police also advised customers entering the wholesale market to adhere to Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb the spread of the virus.

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